Clark Creek Natural Area, Woodville
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Clark Creek Natural Area is a state park in the U.S. state of Mississippi located off Mississippi Highway 24 approximately west of Woodville. It is more than 700acre in size with approximately 50 waterfalls, some with up to 30ft falls.The park is open for public use year round, but is limited to pedestrian traffic. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Hunting is strictly prohibited. Public restrooms and a drinking fountain can be found at the parking area. No potable water is available on the trails and no camping is permitted on the grounds. Additionally, no ropes may be used for climbing, and regulations require that hikers stay on paths or in creeks.Clark Creek Natural Area is used for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, geocaching, or just enjoying being outdoors.Flora and faunaThe Nature Area has a mix of hardwood and pine forest with large beech and magnolia trees. The park includes the world record Mexican Plum and Bigleaf Snowbell and the state of Mississippi record Hophombeam. Several uncommon trees that can be seen are Southern Sugar Maple, Serviceberry, umbrella tree, pyramid magnolia, Chinquapin oak and witch-hazel. The federally endangered Carolina magnolia vine and many others are well marked.The park includes migratory birds, various snake varieties (both venomous and non-venomous), a rare land snail, white-tail deer, chipmunks, the Southern red belly dace (a state endangered fish), foxes, coyotes, squirrels, armadillos, feral pigs, bobcats, cottontail rabbits and black bear as well as many other species.To visit Clark Creek Natural Area and get the most from your holiday in Woodville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Woodville itinerary builder.
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This place is great, but you should be somewhat fit to hike. Hills were steep. Lots of waterfalls and there are stairs on the trails. Primitive trail was hard to find and not marked. There's little ma... read more »
Our first time hiking this weekend at Clark Creek. We really enjoyed our trip (From Morgan City Louisiana) Very clean and well maintained. Bathrooms are located at the trail head (only). There was a f... read more »
CC is a beautiful nature trail but not for the faint of heart! Get ready to feel the burn as you hike miles of extremely steep, off the beaten path trails. Waterfalls throughout the area make the hard... read more »
An amazingly beautiful place. Went here on a date, best date ever. Absolutely loved it here. Waterfalls are absolutely wonderful. Would love to bring my little girl. She would love it!!
Amazing place. The park manager Mark is a great guy. However, the LSU teens that come here are real snubs and don't clean up after themselves. They treat the park like crap. A word to them: stop being snootish little pricks and start treating the park with respect. If you can't be nice and clean up after yourself then stay home. One thing they clearly don't teach at LSU is respect.
Been several times over the years. Beautiful scenery, but it gets busier every year.
A beautiful place to go hiking. Those hills are pretty steep though. I do have a good time when I do go. :) ;) ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Love love love. I take the trail to the first waterfall and the just walk in the stream. The water is cool and fed by springs. This is the perfect summer outing.
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